I was still little when I saw this painting called “Girl with Peaches” for the first time. I found it while looking onto one of the wonderfully bonded art books my aunt collected. This particular one was filled with Russian Painters, mostly from the late 18th and early 19th century. My aunt lived alone in her Paris apartment. But my parents and I visited her regularly, at least a few times a year at that time. It was a long drive, 7 hours at least but as a child that didn’t matter you always found a way to entertain yourself. Of course I spent many hours reading books.